Thursday, January 30, 2014

Deer Heart Tacos

Indians valued the heart of an animal, to the point that they believed that consuming it, would allow them to take on certain qualities of the animal they killed. I don't necessarily hold onto the same beliefs, but I do value the organ meat, mostly the heart and liver. Tradition for me, is to consume the heart of a deer I kill, typically the night or day after the hunt. I guess it has something to do with respecting the animal, as twisted as that may sound. The heart is full of nutrients and it is quite tasty, I wouldn't feel right leaving it behind, so I thought up a simple recipe for anyone in an effort to encourage folks to try it. A win-win recipe that requires very little effort with tasty rewards.
Deer heart tacos and here's how you do it:
Dice and clean up the heart, if you would like more information on this part, feel free to message me.
Place the sliced up pieces of heart in a shallow dish, mix one or two taco seasoning packs with enough water to evenly coat the meat, and then squeeze the juice of 1 lime into the dish. Let that marinate for a few hours in the fridge.
 Fry up some bacon then dice it, dice up 1 onion and 1 bell pepper.

Heat a large frying pan with some olive oil and then add the deer heart with all of the liquid marinade, then add your diced onions, bell peppers and bacon. Let this simmer for quite some time, until the liquid has decreased to your desire.
Make your tacos, and enjoy. Simple, and if you like tacos, you will love this and who knows, maybe the Indians were right?


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